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BBC PoliticsJun 17, 2019
Tory leadership race: Candidates face questions on Trump and Brexit
Several contenders criticise Donald Trump for his attacks on Sadiq Khan as they answer journalists' questions.

BBC PoliticsJun 17, 2019
Gove: 'All Tory leadership candidates capable of being PM'
The Tory leadership candidate says he'll be a "unifying figure".

Washington Post PoliticsJun 17, 2019
Democratic candidates address issues to decrease wealth gap between black and white Americans
Democratic candidates try to convince black voters that they have an economic plan to address racism.

CNN PoliticsJun 16, 2019
Trump campaign fires multiple pollsters after unflattering numbers leak
President Donald Trump's campaign says it will fire several pollsters after internal polling numbers that showed the President lagging behind Democratic presidential candidates in key states were made public, according to two campaign officials.

The Daily BeastJun 14, 2019
The Democrats Are Making Their Own Debate Disaster
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Shutterstock/GettyNow that the Democratic Party has announced its roster for the first of two debates with 10 participants each on succeeding nights at the end of June, the difficulties and dangers of this process are coming into focus—and it is clear that the inherently dubious nature of these events has been exacerbated by the party's new rules. A real debate would provide a substantive back and forth between candidates on major issues; but despite the considerable build-up, that's not what these nationally televised sessions deliver.

The inherent problem with what the presidential debates have become is that they essentially reward the wrong qualities, ones that are essentially irrelevant to governing effectively. With such an unprecedented number of competitors onstage, the pressure on the candidates will be greater than ever to come up with one-liners aimed at getting maximum attention. These zingers—likely rehearsed with advisers for hours—can appear to display a candidate's cleverness or sense of humor, but they give us no sense of how a person will wear over time, and sometimes mask who people actually are (though I must admit that candidate Donald Trump's resorts to vulgarity in the debates were a sign of what was to come).

The one-liners can possibly convey thoughtfulness that may or may not be the real deal. They tell us little about a candidate's grasp of the issues (this used to be assumed but recent experience suggests we need to check that out); talent to lead; or about their ability to persuade the public and members of Congress and to form coalitions, or to bring


Washington Post PoliticsJun 13, 2019
Federal watchdog agency recommends removal of Kellyanne Conway from federal office for violating the Hatch Act
The report found that Conway violated the Hatch Act by "disparaging Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity during television interviews and on social media."
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